Remittance inflow crosses $2b in March

This file photo taken on 22 April, 2022 shows pounds and US dollar banknotes displayed on a table in London

Inward remittance flow to Bangladesh witnessed a seven-month high in March as expatriate Bangladeshis sent a remarkable amount of greenback worth around $2.02 billion to their near and dear ones centring the upcoming holy Eid-ul-Fitr, reported BSS.

Expatriates sent home $2.02 billion last month, the highest since September last year when $1.53 billion flew into the country, data from the Bangladesh Bank showed.

The last month's receipts were nearly 29.3 per cent higher than February's $1.56 billion and 8.5 per cent higher from $1.85 billion recorded in March last year.

A central bank official told the national news agency that remittances usually go up before the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, which will be celebrated in this month.

The official also said that the latest inflow of remittances would certainly help both the central bank and the government manage the macroeconomic situation.